The Remote Sensing and Spatial Ecosystem Modeling Laboratory

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
What the facility does

Remote sensing of vegetation, biophysical and biochemical analysis

Area(s) of Expertise

The Remote Sensing and Spatial Ecosystem Modeling Laboratory integrates remote sensing and ecosystem modelling approaches to study the vast Canadian terrestrial ecosystems at multiple levels (species, communities, ecosystem), spatial scales (local, using drones, to regional, using satellite images), and dimensions (biophysical and biochemical drivers, human causes and climate drives). 

Research Services

Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging systems, image processing algorithm development, ecosystem modelling development, mapping ground features from local to regional level  

Sectors of Application
  • Aerospace and satellites
  • Agriculture, animal science and food
  • Forestry and forest-based industries

Name of equipment in use

Description of function

ASD field spectroradiometer

Ground hyperspectral data

Micro-Hyperspec® VNIR A-Series Concentric Imaging Spectrometer

Airborne imaging

  • Credit Valley Conservation Authority